Back to All Events

Teacher Training: Chair Yoga -- Techniques and Sequence

  • Clinton Cameo Studios 307 W 43rd St., Studio B New York, NY 10036 (map)

About: For many students with mobility issues -- including seniors and people with disabilities -- a "down-on-the-yoga mat" yoga practice can be difficult to do. Practicing yoga using chairs as the main prop can be an ideal solution for this problem. Topics covered will include:

  • ways that standard yoga sequences and positions can be modified to allow students to sit in a chair while executing them
  • ways to use chairs when practicing various standing yoga postures and moves
  • ways to use several chairs to make seated yoga postures easier to do and more accessible
  • using a wall to practice "chair savasana"
  • a simple chair yoga sequence

Target Audience: this training is ideal for yoga teachers and movement educators.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to students ranging in age from 3 - 80+ for over 25 years in New York City. He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has taught over 7500 hours of yoga classes in the last 15 years. He received a Level 2 Thai Yoga training certificate from Lotus Palm. Over the last 5 years, he's experimented with various ways to teach and practice yoga utilizing chairs as the main prop; this training will share from the various discoveries he's made along that journey. 

Location: KMA @ Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd St., Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: To be accepted into the training, all participants must agree to completing a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email with your request
  2. Please complete our Release and Waiver Forms here.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Later Event: May 3
Chair Yoga, Teens/Adults 13+